Container ships are the main ship type used to transport the world’s manufactured goods. Every day, consumer products as diverse as iPods and Kindles, scooters and bicycles, greenhouses and kitchen equipment roll off the production lines in the Far East and elsewhere. These need to be transported overseas from factory to market aboard fleets of huge container vessels, with the largest measuring in at over 300 metres in length and capable of carrying more than 22,000 twenty-foot long containers.
SSTG Member Companies that operate this type of vessel include:
CMA CGM Shipping container ship at sea
Updated: February 2018